EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that helps the processing of past experiences and promotes recovery. When something traumatic happens, the memory of the traumatic experience may resurface in the mind in such a way that the trauma is relived, sometimes even with the same intensity. These experiences usually come in the form of flashbacks or nightmares and are thought to occur because the mind was too occupied with survival during the traumatic event to process what was going on. This means that the sights, sounds, thoughts, and feelings of and surrounding this event are stored in the brain in their rawest form, ready to be accessed when something triggers a recollection of the original event.

EMDR helps children to process the negative images, emotions, beliefs and body sensations associated with traumatic memories that seem to be stuck.